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asking comedian stephen colbert to testify before congress in character as a conservative talk show host. why would colbert testify at a hearing about migrant workers? it comes back to a segment on his show when he went a day picking beans and packing corn. griff jenkins has the story about a wild day today on capitol hill. >> reporter: today stephen colbert appeared as an expert witness before a house judiciary committee to testify about his experience as a migrant work field. he appeared at the of democratic subcommittee chairwoman. the appearance drew mixed reaction here. even one committee member, democrat john conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation o
stewart who are probably progressives and probably young, but not everybody. stephen colbert is staging an opposing march. >> you may be asking -- you may be asking yourself right now, but am i the right type to have person to go to this rally. the fact that you would even stop to ask yourself that question as opposed to just let's say jumping up, grabbing the nearest stack of burnable holy books, strapping on the diaper and pointing your car towards d.c., that means you just might be right for it. >> you're going get a three-day jump on this. he was a guest on colbert last night. willie geist -- there you are. you guys are stars of the new, hip culture, i understand. lawrence, are you going and then i'm going to ask willie, are you going and then i'm going to ask why. is it dangerous to take on glenn beck on a national, holy turf like this? >> oh, it's fantastic. i hope msnbc does wall to wall coverage of it every hour of the day that day. these guys are great. they really, you know, find the vulnerability points in all of our politician. they find exactly where the joke is and look, i
and stunned that stephen colbert to do that. >> why would they do that? >> we'll run it. >> as will ferrell said in "wedding crashers," what are they doing? >> we'll run it. let's go to politico. >>> we'll get to jim vandehei, the executive editor of plate co-with a look at the playbook. you guys have pretty surprising new polls from your political battleground poll. let's go through them real quickly. does president obama deserve re-election? >> only 38% at this point said he deserves re-election. 44% said they've vote to oust him. 15% said they'd consider voting for somebody else. i think that speaks to his overall weakness right now, especially with independent voters. it was really amplified with the independent vote. people still like him at the personal level. they're not pleased with his policies, in particular health care, which did quite poorly in this poll, both with voters in general and with independents. >> joe, are you surprised by that number? >> no. but this is really about trying to predict who is going to win the super bowl two years from now. just a little-known fact beca
a lot of jon stewart and stephen colbert you know to save harry reid's political life. >> oh yeah i don't think so either. >> that's not what they doe. >> here's a question. >> to vote for brahmarack obama. >> excuse me, they're putting their butts on the line, too. you know what's going to happen. that picture on the mall and you're going to do the visual because you can argue about crowd estimates and all that you want. if that mall ain't covered at least along the reflecting pool the right wing will be going crazy with visuals, trashing these guys, lawrence. for a bad day. >> and if they do, that will play perfectly into comedy central's design. if the right wing or fox news wants to take this event seriously and if glenn beck wants to take it seriously as a you know a challenge to his domination, then great. that is exactly what jon stewart and stephen colbert are hoping for. that that side of the world will take this stuff very seriously. you know, they know where the joke is. if that side of the world doesn't get it that's fine with them. >> jon shown some samples of the signs. he
of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
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